Adaptation in a Changing Climate and Its Impact on National Security

Originally aired June 21, 2011

Download the Adaptation and Security slide deck.

The first session in the Adaptations to Protect Security in a Changing Climate series gives an overview of how climate change is effecting and is projected to effect our society and how we can react through adaptations that will be covered more in depth in future sessions on:

  1. Food and Water Supply
  2. Physical Infrastructure
  3. Public Health systems
  4. Economic Vitality

Moderator, Eileen Shea, Director of NOAA’s Integrated Data and Environmental Applications Center, hosts a panel of experts, sharing their work in various facets of climate adaptation:

  • Dr. Lynne Carter is Associate Director and Program Manager, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a stakeholder-driven program focusing on serving the adaptation and climate information needs of the south-central US (TX, OK, LA, MS, AR, and TN) and Associate Director for the Coastal Sustainability Studio also at LSU
  • Missy Stults serves as the Climate Programs Director for ICLEI USA. As part of this role, Missy works with local governments throughout the country to help them identify strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also working to build local resilience to climate change and climate variability.
  • Rowan Douglas Chief Executive Officer, Global Analytics, Willis Re and Chairman, Willis Research Network Willis, Ltd. leads the company’s analytics team and resources to support risk modeling, risk management and reinsurance transactions. In 2008 Rowan was appointed by the UK Science Minister to Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) the public body which oversees public environmental science expenditure.